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Primary care, oral health must undo ‘years of separation’

April 12, 2021
Healio

Patients and clinicians can benefit by closing the gap between primary care and oral health care, speakers at an online event said. The event, hosted by the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), focused a recent report titled “Innovations in Oral Health and Primary Care Integration: Alignment with the Shared Principles of Primary Care,” which included data on the cost of unmet oral health needs to patients, taxpayers,...

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Less Drilling, Less Germ Spray: Dentistry Adapts to the Covid Era

February 16, 2021
The New York Times
The pandemic has forced dentists and hygienists to change some of the methods for maintaining good oral hygiene, to protect patients as well as themselves. HSDM Dean William Giannobile, DMSc96, PD96, shares insight on how dentistry has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care

A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care

January 12, 2021
Initiative members Jane BarrowDr. Bruce DonoffDr. Hugh Silk, and Dr. Judith Haber contributed to a new white paper from the DentaQuest Partnership, titled, “A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care.” Dentistry is changing rapidly and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted key opportunities within the oral health care system. A new paper by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement outlines a Three Domain Framework that creates a new model in dentistry... Read more about A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care
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U.S. Surgeon General Addresses the Importance of Oral Health and the Prominence of Social Determinants During a Recent HSDM Webinar

December 16, 2020
In early December, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) welcomed United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, for a special virtual Oral Health Seminar Series event. VADM Adams was joined by Jane Barrow, MS, associate dean of the Office of Global and Community Health, and executive director of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, and HSDM Dean, William Giannobile, DMSc96, PD96. Adams spoke about the connection between oral health and primary care, the role that dental professionals and other frontline... Read more about U.S. Surgeon General Addresses the Importance of Oral Health and the Prominence of Social Determinants During a Recent HSDM Webinar
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The weirdest sign of COVID-19 fatigue? More Americans are grinding their teeth

November 20, 2020

Market Watch

Americans are fighting through the coronavirus pandemic tooth and nail. Since March, Americans have seen their family, work and home lives disrupted by the pandemic. The hardest hit have lost loved ones to COVID-19, lost their jobs, or lost their homes. Others have learned new routines around working from home, learning remotely and not seeing friends and family as often as they would like. 

 

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Integration Innovation | Summer 2020 Newsletter

September 29, 2020
View the Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine's quarterly newsletter. The newsletter includes a Q&A with Russell Phillips, MD, a deep dive into a collaboration with ICHOM and the FDI World Dental Federation, new publications, and more!